Quedius maurorufus (Gravenhorst, 1806)
Quedius maurorufus is a medium sized Rove Beetle (Staphylinidae) of which there are over 1000 species in the UK. They generally inhabit leaf litter and and other decaying matter and are good fliers. This one was found under bark at Clipstone Old Quarter near Edwinstowe, in November 2008. Rove Beetles are extremely difficult to identify to species' level.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Quedius maurorufus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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